Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aubrey and Aaron

Last week Matthew's sister Aubrey and her 15 month old son Aaron were able to come down from Utah to visit.  We had been talking about doing this for awhile and we finally made it happen. Austin and Aaron were so cute together and spend the whole ride home from the airport just staring and laughing at each other. We loved having them here and did some fun things while they were in town but mostly we loved watching the cousins interact and play with each other.
While they were here, Matthew's brother Brian and his wife Michelle were driving back to Utah from a summer job and we happen to be the perfect halfway point for them to stop and visit.  It was definitely a full house over the weekend!  But I'm so glad we were able to spend time with them.  Here are some of the things we did:

These little boys loved playing with these firetrucks. It's a good thing we had two!

 We enjoyed some yumminess at Jamba Juice and Fuddruckers.

I  think we went swimming about 3 times during the week!

Aubrey, Michelle and I were able to sneak away for a little bit while the boys were sleeping. We went out to lunch and then to go see The Help.  So good!  It's was so nice to have a little girl time. Thanks to Brian for letting us go!

One afternoon we took the boys to Chuck E Cheese. It took some warming up to the rides but they ended up loving it.  They went on rides, watch other kids go on rides, went up and down the slide and enjoyed some bread sticks.  It was the perfect thing to do on a really really hot afternoon. 

We also went to the Children's Museum.  Austin just loves it there.  I didn't get any pictures of them together but they both had fun! 

  This was Aaron's favorite room. It had all different tunnels and chutes you could put balls into. It was so cute to watch him do it.

 We also took advantage of Sonic happy hour drinks a couple of different times. This Sonic is an inside one. I have never seen one like it before and it's really close by.  Perfect for the summer heat!  Austin decided to order for us :)

Last, we tried to get a picture of us all together but Austin just flipped out once I brought the camera out so he hung out in the background.

So where was Matthew during this whole week?? Remember when he broke his leg last fall and had to have major surgery including getting a metal plate and screws in his leg? Well it wasn't healing right so he was able to hang out with us for the first couple days but then he had surgery again on his knee to take out the hardware and to scope it out to make sure everything looked ok.  It went well and his is recovering.  So he mostly hung out on the couch all week playing video games.

Thanks to Aubrey for making the trip out here!   

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Here We Go Again!

We are happy to announce that we are expecting baby number 2!!
We are thrilled and can't wait to see Austin as an other brother!
I am due February 4th. (So happy we missed the Christmas season!)
Thoughts on pregnancy-wow, I had forgotten how tired I always am and how I don't enjoy growing out of my clothes. It's currently quite hard to fit comfortably in most of my pants.
Thoughts on the gender- You know, I really would be happy with either!  I think a boy would be easy and it would be great for Austin to have a little buddy not to mention I have boy things but a girl would be oh so fun!
Thoughts on having two kids- A little bit overwhelming to say the least, but I have so many great examples of family and friends who can give advice!  Austin and new baby will be 2 1/2 years apart which is perfect I think.
Thoughts on names-none so far. We actually haven't even discussed it at all! We are waiting until we find out the gender to figure that out. (Which is coming up in 3 weeks!)
We are very excited and can't wait for this new addition to our family.